Journalism BA (Hons)

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UCAS code: P500 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Journalism, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BA (Hons) Journalism, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 6 years
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BA (Hons) Journalism, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: P501 64 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Journalism, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BA (Hons) Journalism, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

What makes this course different

  • 87% student satisfaction

    87% of our students are satisfied with the course.

  • Career prospects

    Our graduates have gone to work for organisations such as the Daily Mail, the BBC, The Sun, The Guardian etc.

  • Unique opportunities

    You'll chase and write stories in one of the nation's most newsworthy areas and see them published on our excellent news website, Rising East.

    Read Rising East

Course modules

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If you don't meet the entry requirements for a BA, you can study this course as an extended, four-year programme. You'll begin by taking a foundation year which prepares you for a successful transition to the BA degree.

Academic Development

Social Media Project

Journalism Portfolio

Narrative and Creativity

Ways of Looking

Professional Development (Mental Wealth)

Our course offers the complete journalistic education, covering a broad spectrum of subjects. Sometimes you may find yourself as the working journalist, maybe on one of our own student publications or perhaps on a work placement assignment at a national media organisation. At other times, you'll be the entrepreneur, devising original stories and formulating ideas with business potential before pitching them to commissioning editors.

Essential Journalism

Photo, Audio and Video

Media Law, Ethics and Regulation

Production Journalism

Broadcast Journalism

Mental Wealth: Professional Life 1 (Rising East)

You could be the academic, researching subjects such as the history of journalism, its new role in society, media law, ethics and regulation. You can choose portfolio modules from which you gain credits towards your degree by getting your journalistic work published.

Mental Wealth: Professional Life 2 (Rising East 2)

Employment and Enterprise (Journalism)

Features (1): Interviews

Storytelling with Data

Documentary: Publications (1)

Reporting Politics and Society

For your major project work, you can work on the development of a new publication, from the idea stage all the way through to its production - and, of course, the launch party! Or, instead, you could originate and complete a major academic research project of your choice.

Mental Wealth: Professional Life 3 (Rising East)

Final Project: Development

Final Project Completion

Aesthetics and Technologies: Publications (2)

Features (2): Data and Visualisation

The Long Read

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

A degree in journalism promises industry-focused learning, which aims to prepare you for a dynamic, exciting array of future careers. As the industry continues to evolve, our graduates leave with a solid knowledge of the skills, knowledge and robust thinking needed for a career in journalism and related fields. You can expect to graduate prepared for opportunities in relevant news industry areas.
Your journalism journey starts here.

Industry links

With our links to the industry and wide-reaching network, you can expect opportunities for practical, work-based learning from the start.

Our links include:

  • Laura Raphael, music journalist for the BBC and Channel 4,
  • Matthew Lidbury, former photo editor at various national newspapers,
  • Alexandra Heal, reporter on the visual storytelling team at the Financial Times,
  • Pilar Tomas from the Shared Data Unit at the BBC,
  • John Stern, writer and editor specialising in cricket,
  • Ed Grenby who has worked at The Telegraph, The Times and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine,
  • Rodney Hinds, Sports Editor at The Voice, The Guardian.

We also have connections with experienced professionals in a range of roles across the media industry, such as content strategist and communications manager Marina Walker.

Graduate employers

Our graduates have gone on to secure roles amongst a variety of news, media and sports organisations, including: BBC, BBC Sport, Match of the Day Extra, The Guardian, ITV, YOU Magazine, NewsUK, Arsenal, Chelsea, Leyton Orient, West Ham, Charlton Athletic and Formula E.

Job roles

Typical roles which our graduates have gone onto include journalist/reporter, editor, content writer, and copywriter.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Rema Khatun
As a university committed to your career growth, we've curated dedicated Career Zones across all of our campuses with practical services tailored to your success. From internships, personalised coaching, and employability workshops to volunteering, mentoring, placements, and enterprise opportunities, we offer a diverse range of support.

Our online Career Zone platform provides accessible career support and is equipped with practical tools to navigate your career journey. Whether you're in the classroom or beyond, we're here to empower your professional development."
Rema Khatun

Career Zone

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom are practitioners in the area they teach. Some of the assessments focus on practical skills and are presented as 'live or simulated briefs.'

This ensures that practice-led teaching is relevant to industry and practice. Our staff are well placed to take advantage of a range of professional networks and industry contacts.

Each module is designed with practical components and a reflective component, with the intention that students develop an ability to comment on and justify their creative process.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. 

    The approximate workload hours per year for this course are: 

    • Scheduled teaching - 318 hours 
    • Guided independent study - 882 hours

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 20-30 new students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 20 plus students.

    In the classroom, you will be taught in groups of 18-20 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

Coursework will include practical outcomes, e.g. written assignments, podcasts or research-based assignments, individual or group-based films, and presentations. You'll always receive, in-person, written or audio feedback, outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


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What our students and academics say

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I don't think I've ever been made to feel more welcome. Being surrounded by people who are friendly, social, and share your interests has to be one of the best things I can say about my university experience."

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Simon Miles
The most inspiring times with our students are when you feel you are playing a part in opening up the life of the mind, when so much wants to close it down. That is when the magic happens."

Simon Miles

Senior lecturer, journalism